To celebrate their decade-long partnership Gucci and UNICEF have created a special short film that reveals the transformational power of education.
Since 2005, Gucci has contributed more than US $20 million to UNICEF’s work, focusing on the ‘Schools for Africa’ initiative which helps the most disadvantaged children, including girls, orphans and those living in extreme poverty, gain access to quality education. To date, this partnership has positively impacted the lives of more than 7.5 million children living in sub-Saharan Africa and China.
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Gucci has consistently supported UNICEF’s programs in Malawi and Mozambique, with a view to creating sustainable change for the children, families and communities in these two countries.
To mark 10 years of partnership and in support of UNICEF’s work, Gucci released a short film, Growing Tall on 2 June 2015. Narrated by children, teachers and parents in a rural community in Mozambique, the film highlights progress made in education over a decade, and illustrates the power of education to transform lives, particularly for girls and women.
Gucci has committed to make a further €1 million contribution to UNICEF’s work before the end of 2016. In consultation with UNICEF, Gucci is channeling this new donation towards education initiatives in Burkina Faso, a country where only 65% of girls go to school, compared to 76% of boys.